Edi Fitzroy, Jamaican reggae singer, Died at 62

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Fitzroy Edwards was born on November 17, 1955, and died on March 4, 2017.

He was better known by his stage name Edi Fitzroy.

He was a Jamaican reggae singer.

He was current during 1975 but best known for his work in the dancehall era.

During the early 80s, he worked with producers such as Lloyd Norris, and Trevor Elliot (who produced the singer’s debut album Youthman Penitentiary (1982)).

Songs including ‘Check For You Once’ (1982) topped the Jamaican albums chart for four weeks.

In 1984, Edi performed at Reggae Sunsplash, returning in 1986, 1988, 1991, and 1993, and also performed at Sunsplash USA in 1988.

Most of his work had been in an era when slack lyrics and digital rhythms.

Edi was exposed to music from an early age via his father Vasco Edwards playing records for a sound system.

Professionally he study accounting at the West Indies Commercial Institute, he took a job as an accounts clerk with the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation while also singing in his spare time.

His recordings came to the attention of Mikey Dread, a radio presenter at the station, and with Dread’s assistance he released his first single, “Miss Molly Colly”, which was a top ten hit in Jamaica in 1978.

Edi Fitzroy passed away at 62 years old.

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